Doug Skelton was born and raised in Southern California but moved to San Francisco for law school. While in law school, he met his wife, Tracy, and they began taking regular trips to Napa to escape the fog and visit family. They quickly discovered that Napa was where they wanted to practice law and raise a family together.
Doug always knew he wanted to help people and solve problems. His goal was to serve his community and advocate for people in challenging legal situations. Criminal defense became his calling. Doug started with the Napa County Public Defender’s Office and then launched his own practice in 2014.
An athlete his whole life, Doug takes the same approach to his client’s cases: with discipline, strategic preparation, flexibility, perseverance, and courage. Doug is a well-rounded and talented lawyer; one who can successfully try cases to juries, litigate appeals, or negotiate a favorable resolution before trial.
Fundamentally, it’s Doug’s compassion and ability to empathize with his clients that sets him apart. Coupled with his outstanding reputation with the court and prosecutors, Doug achieves results in cases that other attorneys simply can’t.
University of San Francisco School of Law
University of La Verne
Bachelor of Science